Here's the trouble with pancakes. They fill you up, and then they leave a big empty hole in your stomach a couple of hours later. What's missing? The protein, healthy fats, and fiber.
Protein, fats and fiber will slow your digestion, facilitating a slow release of sugar into your bloodstream giving you energy for hours after your meal.
These Super Pancakes have healthy fats, protein and fiber to make you feel like a superhero all morning long.
The Super Pancake
Makes 6-7 medium pancakes
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp sugar
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 egg white
1/2 cup almond milk (or your preference)
1 Tbsp water (more or less for consistency)
1/2 cup all natural granola of your choice
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup chopped strawberries
2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
1 cup low fat plain yogurt
In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder and sugar. In a smaller bowl whisk together olive oil, egg white, and almond milk. Form a well in the center of dry ingredients and add wet mixture. Gently mix together until just combined. Whisk in water to adjust for consistency.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Reduce heat a tiny bit, then spoon 3 Tbsp batter onto skillet. Sprinkle with 1 Tbsp granola, 1/2 Tbsp pecans and 1 Tbsp chopped strawberries. Cover skillet and allow pancake to cook for ~5 minutes, until cooked through. You may need to adjust heat, depending on your range.
Transfer pancake from skillet onto a plate and cover with a clean dishtowel to keep warm.
For yogurt, whisk together yogurt and maple syrup.
To serve spoon 2 Tbsp maple yogurt over each pancake. Spend the rest of your morning doing high energy activities and notice the difference in your energy!
Nutrition Info per 1 pancake with 2 Tbsp yogurt: 181 calories, 7 g fat, 6 g protein, 23 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber